Just a couple of days ago, I revealed that Billy Ray Cyrus had recorded a duet with singing legend Dionne Warwick. She even appeared in his Seriously Cyrus episode last Sunday.
Yesterday, that duet was revealed by USA Today.
Hope Is Just Ahead is the new song featuring Cyrus and Warwick. Recorded at Jamie Foxx’s studio in Los Angeles, the single will impact radio on Monday, February 3, 2014, with a portion of the proceeds from song sales being donated to Do The Write Thing-National Campaign to Stop Violence.
“As a singer-songwriter I've always tried to capture the truth and honesty of life. Sometimes it's that moment of truth that becomes far too real and reveals the sacrifice that has been made,” explains songwriter BILLY RAY CYRUS. “This song is about change. It's about looking at our past mistakes and learning from them as a society. More than anything …it's about ‘Hope’ and a better tomorrow…if we will only allow ourselves to believe.”
“’Hope Is Just Ahead.’ What a title, what lyrics, what meaning. I am so proud of the fact that I was asked to do this as a duet with Billy Ray,” adds Dionne Warwick. “‘Hope Is Just Ahead’ is saying everything most of the songs I have recorded in the past fifty years have said. It’s a song of hope, inspiration, love, compassion, sharing, caring, and giving. These things make the world go round. I certainly hope that people listen to the lyrics of this song and that they’ll be inspired to do what this song is saying to do and know hope is just ahead.”
Check out the song below. The first part of the video is a President Obama speech. The music starts at the 35 second mark.